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Rooney drops biggest hint yet he will be leaving Manchester United in the summer

Date Posted,May 10, 2017

Wayne Rooney has dropped the biggest hint yet that he will leave Manchester United this summer.

Rooney is set to play his last European game at Old Trafford on Thursday, as United take on Celta Vigo for a place in the Europa League final.

The United skipper has been a bit-part player this season but insists, ‘I haven’t thrown my toys out of the pram’, as he acknowledged he is facing up to the end of his 13-year Old Trafford career.

Rooney has offers from Major League Soccer, the Chinese Super League and former club Everton.

“I haven’t thrown my toys out of the pram but I’m a football player and I want to play football,” said the 31-year-old. “Would I like to stay? I’ve been at this club 13 years, but I want to play football.”

Wayne Rooney insists he has never thrown his toys out of the pram (Photo: PA)

Asked if he wanted to remain at United next season, Rooney, 31, who is set to be a substitute against Celta, said: “Of course, but football changes. You have different challenges in your career. This season I haven’t played as much as I would have liked.

“Of course you want to play. You want to play every game. Sometimes that’s football and I’ve hard to keep working and try to take my chances.

“That’s what I’ve done. When called upon I’ll try my best to help the team, on and off the pitch. My focus is on trying to help us reach this final. It’s a massive opportunity for us.

Wayne Rooney hopes to get among the goals in the final part of the season (Photo: REUTERS)

“It’s important to be back in the Champions League. This club belongs there. Realistically, it’s going to be difficult to do it through the league. We have to concentrate on winning the trophy.”

Reflecting on the European highlights of his United career, Rooney said: “All the big European nights here under the lights.

“The big win against Roma, the 3-2 win against AC Milan, and my debut was a big game for me. The European nights are different and you can sense the excitement around the stadium.”

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